Meaning of LIMIT in English

LIMIT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a credit limit (= the most someone can spend using credit )

I have a Visa card with a £1,000 credit limit.

a limited circle

His writing was popular with a limited circle of enthusiasts.

a limited company (= one whose owners only have to pay a limited amount if it gets into debt )

a limited number (= quite small )

A limited number of copies were printed.

a limited period (= a fairly short length of time )

From May, the site will be open to the public for a limited period.

a limited time (= a short period of time )

The offer is available for a limited time only.

a limited understanding

We have only a limited understanding of how the brain processes this information.

a limited/special edition (= a small number of special copies produced at one time only )

They have produced a new limited edition CD.

a narrow/limited range

They only had a very limited range of products available.

a small/limited selection

We also have a small selection of offices for daily hire.

a small/limited supply

There is a limited supply of land for building.

a small/low/limited budget

It was a project with a low budget.

a speed limit

The speed limit is 40 mph here.

age limit

The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.

an age limit

There’s no upper age limit for drivers.

be limited/restricted in scope

The law is quite limited in scope.

control/limit emissions

The measures to control carbon dioxide emissions do not go far enough.

exceed/break the speed limit

in large/increasing/limited etc numbers

Birds nest here in large numbers.

legal limit

He had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream.

limit your options (= limit what you can choose to do )

If you don’t go to college, it may limit your options.

limited capacity

The hospitals have a limited capacity.

limited company

limited edition

limited liability (= when someone is responsible for damages or debts for a limited amount of money )

Limited liability encourages managers to take more risks with shareholder funds than they would otherwise.

limited liability

limited success (= not very much success )

The attempt to replace coca with other crops has had only limited success.

limited

The king's power was limited.

limited/little opportunity (= not many chances )

They had little opportunity to discuss the issue beforehand.

limited/narrow

The scope of the research was quite limited.

limited/scarce resources

We have very limited resources.

limited/small

He had just started learning English and his vocabulary was fairly limited.

limit/restrict to a maximum

The amount you will have to pay is limited to 10% of the total.

narrow/limit the scope of sth

He had severely limited the scope of his autobiography.

off limits

Footpaths are, of course, off limits to bikers.

on a wide/broad/limited front

Schemes of this kind enjoyed success only on a limited front.

predetermined level/limit/amount etc

a predetermined level of spending

private limited company

public limited company

push...to the limit

athletes who push their bodies to the limit

set limits

Set strict limits on your spending.

severely limited

Time for discussion is severely limited.

speed limit

a 30 mph speed limit

strained to the limit

I felt that my patience was being strained to the limit .

strict limits

Many airlines impose strict limits on the weight of baggage.

term limit

the city limits American English (= the furthest parts of the city )

rural areas south of the city limits

time limit

The time limit for applications is three weeks.

to a limited extent (= not a very large amount )

In the USA, and to a limited extent in Britain, the housing market is in recession.

upper age limit

The upper age limit for entrants was set at 25.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

certain

It also has narrow channels; through which only molecules having dimensions within certain limits can pass.

The scope and function of mind has certain limits , because of something inherent in the very fabric of mind.

Even so, he stayed in the room, glowering and suspicious, making sure that the examination was kept within certain limits .

It may either stop here, or establish certain limits not to be transcended by those departments.

Up to certain limits , this income is free of personal taxation.

You can use this function to check that a calculated answer is within certain limits of a specified value.

Some would have been content with the type of solution Hofmann offered: a check that worked within certain limits .

All the critics mentioned so far kept their criticism within certain limits .

legal

There was no apparent reason to administer the drug, although the quantities involved were not above the legal limits .

The legal limit is. 08 and his blood alcohol was. 09.

Yes. but you will probably only notice at past the legal maximum speed limit .

Fines for speeding range from $ 57. 60 to $ 360, depending on how much drivers exceed the legal limits .

Company officials insist that emissions from the combustion of the tyres will not remain within legal limits .

There are no legal limits to those contributions, although they are supposed to be used only for generic party-building activities.

Male speaker Most of the tyres we change are worn to the legal limit .

There are a few that are changed before that and there are those that go beyond the legal limit .

low

In large transactions vendors may also negotiate a lower limit for individual items.

Deduct the lower earnings limit , and divide the resulting figure by 80.

This expression is an inequality, giving upper and lower limits on relationships between the measured variables.

The lower limits of sensitivity for glucagon and atrial natriuretic peptide assay were 3.7 pmol/l and 1.1 pmol/l, respectively.

But it would give them much-needed practice in monitoring lower limits in future.

The lower earnings limit is the same level as the basic retirement pension.

The present experimental lower limit on the lifetime is about 10 30 years, and it should be possible to improve this.

The lower detection limit for bile acids was 0.3 pmol.

strict

Enforceability Though the agencies do not regard standards as strict limits , their enforceability is important.

The Maastricht rules also impose strict limits on public debt.

There is a strict limit of 50 anglers.

If your child crosses that line, you need to place strict limits on his behavior.

On discovering the fretting, he informed the chief civil engineer who imposed a strict speed limit on the bridge.

Invoking strict limits on online news, including requiring Web sites to get their news from state media.

But Brian Hickey, Harlequin's president, says the agreement with Alliance puts strict limits on production costs.

Impose strict limits on dissemination of passenger travel data and the use of overly intrusive searches.

upper

There is, however, no upper earnings limit for your share.

The upper limit for prospective members of the future monetary union is 3 percent.

There's no upper limit - so put your ideas into action - pick up a leaflet today.

As cognitive development reaches an upper limit with full attainment of formal operations, so too does affective development.

A good rule of thumb is to think of 30k as around the upper limit for a page.

There must be at least one entry, but there is no upper limit to the number of entries.

Earnings between £43 and £325 a week - the upper earnings limit - will now attract the uniform 9 percent.

There is no upper limit on the number of cattle attracting HLCAs but sheep are limited to 6 per hectare.

■ NOUN

age

At the moment we have under-17s, under-19s and then no age limit .

And so can the age limits .

Val was thirty-eight, and was glad that there was no age limit on the entry for the course.

The previous age limits had stood at 35 for men and 30 for women.

So let's bring in an under-21 age limit and not discard our youngsters too early.

Job-seekers over those age limits suddenly found they had no hope of getting a civil service job.

Garden Design: Anyone: there are no age limits or entry requirements.

cash

The discipline of cash limits was repeatedly disregarded, with political factors often intervening to soften the government's monetarist convictions.

In general these cash limits were tighter than the losses industries had previously been making.

In other words, cash limits were not expected to be adjusted during the subsequent year to take account of inflation.

Central government generally has cash limits imposed on clearly defined blocks of expenditure.

A cash limit is also applied to nationalized industries to restrict their ability to borrow from sources other than the government.

We will reform the Social Fund, removing its cash limit and converting most loans into grants.

From 1982 the two separate sets of targets used by the Labour government - volume and cash limit - were abolished.

city

The would-be acquirer is said to live within the city limits of Santa Clara, California.

Illiteracy does not restrict itself to city limits or the borders of school districts.

Eventually a group of Arab youths becomes visible, running down the hill towards the giant Marlboro ad by the city limits .

Since then, 1, 434 other people have been been killed in the city limits .

People who reside inside the city limits make up 60 percent of the population of the community.

I stumbled out of town with barely enough strength to reach the city limits .

The city limits encompassed 91 square miles, and the water bill for the average household was $ 8.

Tucson residents financially support libraries outside the city limits as well as those inside them.

credit

What each customer's credit limit is, if he has exceeded it, and by how much; 4.

Or she would spend her long futile housewife days overspending her credit limit at Lord &038; Taylor.

Are you at, or near, your credit limit ?

The long-stop defence against overspending on a credit card is the credit limit set on its use.

Decide on a credit limit and a date for its review.

Shop on the Sabbath-but remember thy credit limit , and keep it holy. 14.

He got a credit limit of £6,500.

speed

On discovering the fretting, he informed the chief civil engineer who imposed a strict speed limit on the bridge.

When Congress acted, highway safety advocates predicted the higher speed limits would lead inevitably to more fatalities.

It also calls for a rigid speed limit to be imposed on motorists and for short-term parking bays to be made available.

Theoretical speed limits for a single processor are being approached.

Yes. but you will probably only notice at past the legal maximum speed limit .

A., Benjamin is driving twice the speed limit when he runs a stop sign.

There was no speed limit on the autobahn and even at 135 m.p.h. the Jaguar seemed to be only cruising.

Montana will have no speed limit during daylight hours.

term

Since then, however, court challenges have given new hope to adherents that term limits will survive.

Ferry said more than 70 percent of voters support term limits .

A new term limit measure could give legislators longer tenures.

In a government with term limits for elected officials, the power of the staffs that stay on will only expand.

Furthermore, we believe the people have the right to decide whether they want term limits or not.

The big gavel of term limits has come down hard.

An amendment imposing term limits was defeated in the House and never made it to the Senate.

Previous efforts to mandate term limits and balanced budgets and to outlaw flag-burning failed in Congress.

time

Most statutory rights have to be enforced within a strict time limit .

The demo has a five-minute time limit but gives you a precise feel for the game.

One possible solution is for the last step in the procedure to be the subject of a strict time limit .

Because of an arcane law on the books, a time limit is in place for advance wagers.

There is no time limit for pre-baiting.

There are major differences on time limits , work requirements, exemptions, and general assistance payments.

Rorion was outraged; time limits changed the psychology of the contest.

At least seventeen states have been permitted to impose such time limits .

■ VERB

define

Nothing could define more clearly the limits of what Anselm regarded as his personal responsibility than this agreement.

Each was an attempt to define the respective limits of integration and loyalty.

Firstly there are what are usually termed onomatopoeic phonetic sequences: with these it is often difficult to define their exact limits .

This defence of individualism is then taken to define the limits of holism as a viable form of explanation.

These exaggerations are offered to define the limits rather than to present accurate profiles, but they do highlight an educational dilemma.

The forward and backwards pruning points define the limits of left and right context for a system.

Criminal libel is unlikely to occur other than rarely, but is available to define the limits of acceptable behaviour.

Indeed it is extremely difficult to establish any truly satisfactory system of defining the limits of these functions.

exceed

Cadmium, a deadly poison, exceeded the safe limit by seven times; arsenic by 20 times.

Fines for speeding range from $ 57. 60 to $ 360, depending on how much drivers exceed the legal limits .

Any bar or disco which exceeds its permitted decibel limit can be shut down on the spot for the night by police.

The local police frequently arrested students for exceeding the speed limit or other minor infractions of the law.

Application must be made to the legal aid area office for authority to exceed this limit .

They said he had far exceeded his limits in acquiring mortgages that were packaged into a particularly risky form of securities.

Owners will be required to have their cars repaired within 15 days if they are found to exceed limits .

If those damages exceeded the policy limits , the motorist could sue the other party for the excess.

impose

The Z88's operating system imposes a limit on the number of files you can have open at any one time.

The Maastricht rules also impose strict limits on public debt.

It is worth mentioning the techniques by which a minority of respondents sought to impose limits from below.

Dole also supported an amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress, despite his own 35 years in that body.

The purchaser should also impose a financial limit on the value of the creditors that it assumes.

Senate bill would impose no limits , but Sen.

You should note that the penal codes of some nations impose time limits for the reporting of crime.

At least seventeen states have been permitted to impose such time limits .

increase

There are, in our society, increasing limits on the concentration of power.

As you increase the limit setting, you need to increase your empathy.

Should the bank be unwilling to increase your limit , it may allow you to borrow at a reasonable rate of interest.

We do not need to increase the limits for at least another 18 months.

They are demanding that Clinton accept much of their proposal before they will increase the debt ceiling limit .

place

This places an upper limit on our lifespan.

If your child crosses that line, you need to place strict limits on his behavior.

An investor can wait for a transaction to match their order by placing it within the limit order system.

Critics charge the bills would cut legal immigration by 20 to 40 percent by placing new limits on all categories of entrants.

Of course applicants may continue to have advice and representation of their choice; we place no limit on either.

Since then, more funds have begun using the word duration in their names, and placing duration limits in prospectuses.

The mutation rate is bound to place an upper limit on the rate at which evolution can proceed.

You may want to place a limit on how much one partner can handle without consulting the other.

push

Vintage Steve Douglas pushing the limits of the fake ollie at the Whiplash comp. 1985.

Naturally, the realities of combat pushed us beyond these limits nearly every day.

If anything, START-2 could have gone further, pushing the limits below 2, 000.

I feel that I have pushed the limits of his patience.

Acorn, Hawkbit and Speedwell, decent enough rank-and-filers as long as they were not pushed beyond their limits .

There are full-time writers who can't push things to their limits -- poets who stop when a thing is good enough.

Some one somewhere is going to push them to the limit .

If a mentor is pushing you beyond your limits , if you are feeling more and more exhausted, beware!

raise

But Transport 2000 believes the policy is illegal-claiming it effectively raises the speed limit .

Yet right now it is possible to raise the debt limit with a simple majority vote in both houses.

The bank has simultaneously raised the cheque guarantee limit to £250 for its Premier Visa cardholders..

Among other things, this raises the income limits for deducting contributions by a taxpayer with a pension plan.

Under their pressure Congress raised the limit to 115,000, and is debating a proposal to issue 200,000 H1B visas next year.

The bill proposes raising the ownership limit from the current 12 stations covering no more than 25 percent of the country.

Last month, under pressure from the fishermen, the government raised the lobster limit from 50 to 80 tonnes.

Lund said the study does not take into account states that raised their speed limits after April 1996.

reach

I reckon also I've reached the limit .

Evidently he has reached the limit of his imagination, for at this point he reverts from words to breathing.

Mercury will then let customers know when they have reached that limit , so that users can choose whether or not to make further calls.

I stumbled out of town with barely enough strength to reach the city limits .

It would create unfair trading as some buyers may already have reached their 90-claim limit .

Valerie and Mike were both reaching the limits of fear and frustration.

The Government are not prepared to set out any timetable for reaching that limit .

As cognitive development reaches an upper limit with full attainment of formal operations, so too does affective development.

set

So, too, does some guess about where the government may set a capping limit .

The optional BillLimit feature enables customers to budget by setting a monthly limit .

Other groups set the limit at 2 1 / 4 inches.

The system manager should be able to set limits on disk space allocation and printer usage for each user of the system.

Finally, we encourage all clients to set a limit on the total number of drinks per week.

Genes set the limits even to genius.

Chafee also proposed a five-year delay in setting specific limits for fine particulates, or soot, citing scientific uncertainty.

spend

Voter-approved spending limits take hold in 1999.

Candidates for mayor and the Board of Supervisors now face campaign spending limits .

No spending limit Unlike races for local elective office, no campaign spending limit law applies to ballot measures.

That could lead to a third partial government shutdown, if a compromise on spending limits can not be reached.

She said spending limits would help even the odds.

Any attempt to evade campaign spending limits , they add, already is governed by local and state legislation.

stretch

Similar incidents occurred all over the Old City and the manpower Owen could command was stretched to its limit .

When they act in concert, the individual soon begins to feel stretched to the limit .

Banks have frozen loans and many small businesses are stretched to the limit .

Employees, when surveyed, had repeatedly reported being stretched to the limit .

However, these constraints need to be tested and stretched to their limits .

Resources are stretched to the limit and, unless some one helps, the country will be awash with tears on Christmas morning.

Olympic ideals were stretched to the limit .

test

I have always been interested in testing the limits and assumptions of structural rules or engineering codes.

The project is challenging enough to test your limits .

Lucien knew that Jeopardy had worked him hard, tested his limits .

They test the limits of their own abilities and talents, physical and mental.

Modern life often tests the limits of human adaptation.

Would I be testing the limits of their tolerance for the rest of my feminist work?

He had almost given up testing the limits .

Burton was hurling himself on the course most likely to tempt and test him to the limit .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Limited

be off limits

Much of the palace is off limits to the public.

The officer told the soldiers that the town was off limits.

Consequently there is no topic that is off limits for discussion, even if a few are off limits for experimentation.

However; it was off limits for Robbie to hit or scratch his sister.

Income from interest, dividends or profits from stock sales would be off limits.

Unlike most group discussions, nothing was off limits.

be stretched (to the limit)

A woman was stretched lazily along it.

But now with several hundred thousand more people, municipal services are stretched beyond belief.

Cantor was stretched out on his bed, content and tired, the telephone cradled at his neck.

Curtains of closely woven cotton lace were stretched across the windows, fastened so tightly they kept out both air and sun.

I was stretched full-length upon the bodies, my battered hand resting on the rim of the tub.

In the first phrase, for example, the normal eight bars are stretched to nine.

In the process, however, nerves and resources were stretched almost to the breaking point.

Olympic ideals were stretched to the limit.

overstep the limits/bounds/boundaries

A military commander may overstep the bounds of constitutionality, and it is an incident.

But there was a period in his life at which his suspicion and hostility to others overstepped the bounds of sanity.

Does Dickens, for example, overstep the limits of grammar in beginning Bleak House with a series of sentences without main verbs?

Individuals are required to perform their job to the full, but not to overstep the boundaries of their authority.

the sky's the limit

Pick out whatever you want - the sky's the limit.

We try to make our engineers feel that the sky's the limit when it comes to what they can design.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He borrowed money up to the limit that the bank allowed.

Pollution levels in the water were found to be over the official limit .

Some families set limits on how much they spend on each other's Christmas present.

The Interstate speed limit is 65 m.p.h.

The speed limit is 65 mph.

There's no limit on the amount of money that may be brought into the US.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Are you at, or near, your credit limit ?

As cognitive development reaches an upper limit with full attainment of formal operations, so too does affective development.

Cheltenham Borough Council wants to save the money to meet government spending limits.

He is prevented from owning more because of both foreign ownership and cross-media ownership limits.

I feel that I have pushed the limits of his patience.

The following cases examine the scope and limits of school authority to regulate different types of student publications.

Their job is to make sure that no-one flies beyond their own limits and those of the aircraft.

Unfortunately, this request didn't come within the trust beneficiary limits.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

severely

Its toxicity has severely limited its use as an antiulcer drug but either it or its analogues are occasionally used clinically.

In some states, claims for pain and suffering were outlawed entirely or severely limited .

The impact of the book, however, was severely limited by its size.

But this entrepreneur moved to a small country town where the workforce was severely limited .

Time for discussion is severely limited .

This was inconvenient, to say the least, and severely limited the amount of work that could be done.

This method therefore had to be cancelled as the time the carrier could remain at Greenock was severely limited .

The inflexible central scheduling of over-the-air broadcast transmissions severely limited the usefulness of educational television programs in individual classrooms.

■ NOUN

ability

Capacity and other resource constraints which may limit the target's ability to respond to increases in demand.

Rule-based computers are limited in their ability to accommodate inaccuracies or fuzzy information.

This may limit the ability of these hospitals to meet their pledges of maximum inpatient waiting times of two years.

Some programs also offer users a limited ability to decide for themselves which sites to block.

Conceptual factors are those which limit our ability to draw conclusions from experiments, even if they are technically perfect.

Also, there are only two zoom levels, which limit your ability to view a particular area.

But others want to limit Washington's ability to buy its way out of its domestic obligations.

It also limits the ability of agency heads to compete successfully for high-skilled senior talent.

access

This would at once limit access to the city by private vehicles and improve access for buses and coaches.

It offered low-cost housing and was free of the deed restrictions that limited black access to other areas of Los Angeles.

The password which will be used to limit access to the packages created.

He limited access to two reporters, who must sit in the rear of the courtroom.

The Cinema has limited wheelchair access , and people with disabilities should contact the House Manager in advance.

Restrictions on the interaction of children with peers and care-takers necessarily limit the language access .

His openness is counter-cultural in these times of limited access , control-freak staffers, and ubiquitous security details.

amount

It is these very services which can disable people, limiting the amount of real choice they have in their lives.

He might also try to strictly limit the amount of time he spends there by scheduling other activities around his drinking.

Those attending will look to you, the chairman, to limit or control the amount of time spent on various topics.

San Antonio agencies limit the amount of food dispensed and the number of people they serve, according to the survey.

The growth of a young plant is limited by the small amount of leaf area available to intercept light energy.

S., meaning phone makers will have to compete for a more limited amount of new business.

This constraint would effectively limit the amount of vehicles that a firm could service. 2.

This was inconvenient, to say the least, and severely limited the amount of work that could be done.

choice

Most stakeholder pensions will only offer investors a limited choice of mainstream funds, such as index trackers.

As much as her personal past contributed to limiting her adult choices , so did her social past-and present.

Even limiting the choice to alternative financial assets still opens up many opportunities.

Up until recently, the cycle of a far more limited choice was measured in seasons and years.

How will the new addition limit the choice of further additions planned for later?

We have to limit his choices , keep him running east and west, laterally.

Attendance at a special school may automatically limit the choices subsequently offered to individuals when expectations are low and stereotyped.

damage

Effective cell-mediated immunity is central to limiting viral damage .

Gingrich and the group were discussing how to limit the political damage Gingrich would face for admitting to having broken House rules.

All of them at least as concerned to limit the damage as to assist the inquiry.

Rex raised the alarm, and the entire crew rushed forward in the rain and darkness to try to limit the damage .

Efforts must be made to limit damage when things go wrong in the classroom.

Although bank officials are seeking to limit the damage , the news will add to pressure for further cuts in borrowing costs.

The object of their game was to limit the damage .

After his return in 1471 Edward tried to limit the damage to the Stanleys by modifying Gloucester's grant.

growth

One of the problems is that once the commercial sector has been legitimated, it is difficult to limit its growth .

But for most policymakers enough such suggestive studies have been conducted to justify measures to limit population growth .

Some in the local business community accused this group of favoring limited growth , or even no growth.

However, no similar effort has been made to limit the growth of tax welfare.

Low temperatures are not dangerous, but they limit the growth .

Many factors, of which light is only one, limit plant growth to maturity and reproduction.

But it did limit airline growth .

law

González is seeking to introduce laws limiting the right to strike in key public sectors.

He lobbied the legislature at Albany to pass a law limiting electric currents to eight hundred volts.

Her only transgressions against the law were limited to speeding and parking offences.

Background: Arizona law limited train lengths to fourteen passenger cars or seventy freight cars in the asserted interests of safety.

And, more evidently, formal equality before the law is limited .

Federal law limits presidential candidates who accept matching contributions to spending $ 37 million in the primary season.

New Hampshire passed a law limiting spending for congressional races.

The law also limits how much a law firm can contribute.

liability

Hence a director of a company may stand to lose financially even though the company has limited liability .

Countries around the world limit the liability of investors and signal this special favor with certain abbreviations and designations.

They unanimously held that on its wording it limited the sellers' liability to the cost of replacing the seed.

The most important legal aspect of the corporation is its limited liability .

But if kind is interpreted more narrowly, then it will have the effect of limiting the defendant's liability .

The limited liability and perpetual life characteristics of the corporation make this form of organization almost mandatory for large firms.

The remaining type of clause is that which limits liability by reference to an overall monetary figure.

Wilson has signed into law a bill limiting liability suits filed by injured skateboarders.

number

Like others, Alexander wants to cut congressional pensions and limit the number of terms that lawmakers can serve.

The effort has been constrained by the limited number and type of male contraceptives.

It is conceivable that quotas may come into future use to encourage or limit the numbers of certain types of applicant.

Medical groups often woo primary care doctors while sharply limiting the number o f specialists allowed on their referral lists.

This tendency has to be limited by a number of mechanisms which the course has evolved.

Stoppages in the early 1960s were numerous but tended to be limited in the numbers of workers involved and in duration.

Friday, January 5, 1996 Closedend funds sell a limited number of shares and invest the proceeds in securities.

power

Printed exhortations can convey the same dehumanizing views; but print is limited in its manipulating power by the factor of delay.

A drawback here is that such processes are limited in terms of the power of the grammars they permit.

The Hodges doctrine, with its limited interpretation of federal power , seemed well on the way to extinction.

This is part of a general social trend to increase customer choice and to limit the power of professionals.

Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment do not limit state power to legislate on economic matters. 29.

Other bodies created by the Rome treaty had limited powers .

It takes the male dominance in our culture and uses that to limit the power of the symbol.

range

The height of the casing limits the L range to three horizontal full-length 16-bit slots, the same as its predecessor.

So far, the market for electric cars is drastically limited by the cars' high cost and limited range .

In order to facilitate visual connections we have limited the range of topics or genres in each chapter.

Such local rovers, which need only limited range , could be powered by batteries.

We limit the range of contexts to the most obvious ones.

The Impact has been praised by road testers for its quick acceleration and responsive handling despite its limited range .

Jon had discovered that the plants are limited in their range by largely specific environmental conditions.

In such cases an agreement to limit the range or to reword the criteria may be essential.

scope

How can I draw boundaries round, or limit the scope of my chosen field?

He much preferred to limit the scope of his inquiry to the field of geometrics.

Altitude, aspect, and slope may further limit the scope .

In the civil case, the plaintiffs sought to shield him from such harsh treatment by limiting the scope of his testimony.

The neo-Confucians, by contrast, limited the scope of human destructive power to humanity itself.

But the bill sets out a tight framework which will limit the judges' scope for blocking extra advocacy rights for solicitors.

It's supposed to be limited in scope .

size

It will not be as limited by the size and shape of the magazine as the advertorial.

In this respect, they will be similar to Worthington Industries, which limits the size of its plants to 250 employees.

Such a design also strictly limits the size of ganglia and brains.

However we do not want to limit the size of the calculations that our device will perform in principle.

The impact of the book, however, was severely limited by its size .

It has a lot to do with not making a necessity of limiting family size .

Women there have abortions again and again because it is the only way they can limit their family size .

Rhyolite, with its limited size and 22, 300-mile distance above the test range, was slim competition.

space

Judging from the distribution of clinical cases, yellow-fever transmission was limited in space and time.

At home, she hired a firm to get more out of her limited closet space .

Urban properties seldom come with an endowment, and opportunities for income-generation are generally limited by restrictions of space .

In retrofitting, design options are limited by the space availability, foundation capabilities, detailed boiler design, etc.

Where the implementation of such strategic highs is in question the centre will limit the action space around interpretability and local discretion.

Because of the limited storage space , sound and video clips are sacrificed.

Tokyo residents have to commute huge distances because building restrictions limit the living space available in the capital.

Many more had been turned away because of the limited space .

speed

Ultimate top speed will be limited by the lack of fairing.

Even 50 different speed limits , bank holidays, fireworks laws are defensible.

term

Prison terms were limited to a maximum of 15 years.

Last year the court voted 5-4 to strike down state-imposed term limits for federal elective office holders.

Millbrae voters also, by more than a 2-1 margin, approved term limits for council members.

The court ruling did not affect term limits for state offices.

The vote marked the third time since 1947 that the Senate has voted against term limits for members of Congress.

The 1996 legislative races turned out to be particularly important because of newly opened seats due to term limits .

The best case against congressional term limits is going on right under our noses this very minute.

use

Funds obtained by this method are not limited in their use to balance of payments difficulties.

But it is helium's awkwardness -- and expense -- in other applications that has limited the metallics' use .

This, coupled with the fact that the 3M machine offers fewer colours in any case, would limit its use .

Oh yeah, one more thing: Since a fairly recent accident, Linkous has limited use of his legs.

A restrictive clause in the title deed limited the land use to mission purposes.

Nevertheless, in reality there are difficulties with this method that limit its use .

It also refused to limit the use of county vehicles for personal use in the charter.

■ VERB

seek

Although bank officials are seeking to limit the damage, the news will add to pressure for further cuts in borrowing costs.

The cap seeks to limit the damages imposed to punish a defendant found to have acted with malice.

González is seeking to introduce laws limiting the right to strike in key public sectors.

Republicans also have long sought to limit damages in malpractice suits.

Newco should be conscious that the vendor's solicitors may seek to limit their exposure by diluting the certificate.

Road safety policies should not seek to limit mobility.

The exemption clauses in particular, by which the insurer seeks to limit his liability to the haulier, can be very extensive.

try

All such notices are illegal because they try to limit a customer's right to return defective goods.

He might also try to strictly limit the amount of time he spends there by scheduling other activities around his drinking.

After his return in 1471 Edward tried to limit the damage to the Stanleys by modifying Gloucester's grant.

One might as well try and set limits to the sun and wind, or to the mythosphere itself.

If you absolutely must have sugar on cereal try to limit yourself to about one teaspoonful.

Most legislators work long hours juggling lawmaking duties and outside careers, so Wren tries to limit business to business hours.

Rex raised the alarm, and the entire crew rushed forward in the rain and darkness to try to limit the damage.

I suggested that they try not to limit too many behaviors at the same time.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Limited

be off limits

Much of the palace is off limits to the public.

The officer told the soldiers that the town was off limits.

Consequently there is no topic that is off limits for discussion, even if a few are off limits for experimentation.

However; it was off limits for Robbie to hit or scratch his sister.

Income from interest, dividends or profits from stock sales would be off limits.

Unlike most group discussions, nothing was off limits.

the sky's the limit

Pick out whatever you want - the sky's the limit.

We try to make our engineers feel that the sky's the limit when it comes to what they can design.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As you look for material to write about, don't limit yourself to other people's ideas.

Let's limit our discussion to the facts in the report.

Men hold most of the top jobs, and this limits women's opportunities for promotion.

The higher toll should limit the number of cars on the bridge.

The new law limits the number of foreign cars that can be imported.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As long as the problems being addressed were limited, the degree of acceptable organizational change was limited.

However, it was limited to one particular unit.

It was limited to five hundred copies and afterwards the type was destroyed.

The agreement in Washington has muffled the many disagreements encountered along this road by limiting the West's aims.

Think space appeal here, and limit your opener to two to five lines.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.